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Reply #15 - Aug 22nd, 2019 at 5:53pm
 
    I've also been watching bare knuckle fighting, both men and women.  It's quality fighting... a lot of the participants are former MMA stars.  I have mixed feelings about bare knuckle boxing.
    The damage done is more severe and potentially catastrophic. I am very large and know how to punch.  I know first hand the damage bare knuckles can do.  I can't imagine too many bare knuckle fighters having long careers.
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Reply #16 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 9:06am
 
That's boxing's fault. Back in the old days, basically no-one died in organised matches because they would aim for the body and save their hands from breaking on jaws and skulls. Once boxing gloves were invented they could aim for the head... and that's when fighters started dying. Now everyone is trained for knockouts.
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Reply #17 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 2:03pm
 
There's an old Kung Fu training exercise called iron palm/hand that trains ones hands to be able to give full power strikes without damage to the hand or knuckle. I wonder if MMA didn't use gloves if they would've eventually begun training this technique more and more. Guess we will never know.
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Reply #18 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 4:07pm
 
     Using your palm heal is a good tactic, especially at close quarters.  It's excellent for breaking someone's nose.  The disadvantage to it is that it shortens your reach by four or five inches.  That's a big deal in a fight.
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